Before I can show you how the money comes, before I can, "show you the money," there's a couple other things I need to establish. First, I need you to see to that the promise of prosperity isn't just a side show in the Hebrew scriptures but is an integral part, an essential piece, a core part, of God's promises, of God's covenant with Israel.
The Covenant between God and Israel.
I used to read the Hebrew scriptures, what we Christians call the Old Testament, just to say I'd read them, but the Hebrew scriptures took on a new importance when I finally came to understand that the Hebrew scriptures were THE scriptures for Jesus and his disciples.
When Jesus quoted the Bible during his teaching and preaching, he was quoting the Hebrew scriptures, not the Christian scriptures. The Christian scriptures hadn't even been written yet. The Apostle Paul, and the other authors of the Christian scriptures, based their teaching on the authority of the Hebrew Scriptures, When Paul writes, "as it is written" he's quoting the Hebrew scriptures not the Christian scriptures, which were still in the process of being written. If we want to understand what Jesus, Paul and the other apostles are saying then we need to understand the Bible that was their authority, the Bible that was for them the Word of God.
One of the things I discovered, when I started studying the Hebrew scriptures for themselves, was